When it comes to decorating my home I’m big into doing my self or with my family. I’d rather make it than buy it. Which can sometimes cost more. But then it’s unique and perfectly imperfect just like we are. I’ve been wanting to make this one for a while. I love all the boho rainbow decor I’ve been seeing pop up for the last year and knew I needed to make something cute for my boys playroom. I didn’t want a lot of details or colors. Just simple, cute, monochrome and not another printed off paper. My kids are rough so I wanted something to withstand the job.
So I decided to use a scrap piece of drop cloth I had. I use drop cloth for soooo many things. I use it for our curtains, Christmas tree skirt and diy table runners. I even made my kids a DIY teepee using one a while back. It’s very durable and paints or markers don’t bleed through. which is important when crafting. The fun part is you can literally make any design you want on it. I decided to hand draw on a rainbow.
Now let’s get crafting…
*photo tutorial after the instructions for my visual learning friends like me.
- Start by measuring and cutting out the sizing you want. I wanted mine kinda smaller so I did a 10×12. Bit feel free to do any size you like.
- Cut little notches into the side about 1/4 of an inch. This will help you to easily pull out threads to create the frayed seam look. It’s going to do this anyways. So you might as well control it.
- Pull out all the threads until it’s pretty even around on the amount of fraying. You can always trim a spot if it’s just to long.
- Using your pencil start drawing on the design you want. If you use a white eraser you can erase off any mistakes and it won’t show. Colored erasers tend to leave a little coloring behind.
- Once you have etched on the design you want. Take your sharpie and start with your outline. Try to draw right over your pencil lines. You don’t want to try and erase near the sharpie lines so you don’t smudge it.
- Go back and fill in your outlines. I wasn’t too worried about trying to make sure every detail was perfect so just try to keep it even on coloring and not so much every speck.
- Once your finished and happy with your end result. Tack it to the wall and enjoy. I personally love using wooden tacks because they kinda go south my decor I and don’t look like boring plain tacks. I’ll link to both the drop cloth and racks in the material list.
I hope you have fun making this and have fun. Make all the different kids of designs. I plan to make and alphabet and number one for my kids playroom too. To help them with schooling but to not have basic posters hanging. I’d like it to be something that we can take down and they can play with too.
If you made this or was inspired to make something else, comment below and let me know all about it.
Until next time, Live a life you love!
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